VESPER

Composer: Stephen Jenks

Born: March 17, 1772, Glocester, Rhode Island. Died: June 3, 1856, Thompson, Ohio. Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson, Ohio. During his life, Jenks moved from town to town, living in Ridgefield and New Canaan, Connecticut; Pound Ridge, New York; and Providence, Rhode Island; finally settling in Thompson, Ohio, in 1829. After moving to Ohio, he became a farmer and a maker of percussion instruments. His works include: The New-England Harmonist (Danbury, Connecticut, 1799) The Musical Harmonist (New Haven, Connecticut, 1800. The American Compiler, with Elijah Griswold (Northampton, Massachusetts, 1803) The Delights of Harmony (New Haven, Connecticut, 1804) The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler (Dedha… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Stephen Jenks
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Incipit: 1D6U1 (D6)5 6(7)U 11353
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

The day is past and gone

The day is past and gone,
The evening shades appear,
O may I ever keep in mind,
The night of death is near.

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